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How to wax a surfboard

Always wax a new board before trying to ride it Remove old, dirty wax before applying a full coat Don't wax your board in direct sunlight Use large arm movements and overlap your layers No need to press hard Use a wax comb to rough up your wax if needed When you're first learning to surf, one aspect of the sport that can be quite confusing is when and how to wax a surfboard. It's actually very simple if you follow some basic tips.     Why do you need to wax a surfboard? Most people that decide to start surfing have had some level of experience with other board sports. In sports like snowboarding or skateboarding, wax is used to make things more...

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How To Catch A Wave Surfing

How To Catch A Wave Surfing

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So after you have bought yourself a surfboard, the ultimate goal is is how to catch a wave surfing. Learning about the different types of waves to learn on and which ones to paddle for, which ones to let pass, getting the timing right, when to start paddling, when to get on your feet- are just a few of things you can only learn by practicing and spending as much time as you can in the water Here are some steps to follow : Start at a less well known beach with gentle waves and sand at the bottom. The...

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How to Turtle Roll

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You’re riding a longboard or softboard and paddling out is exhausting you – you can’t get under the waves and shortboarders breeze past you by ducking straight under the waves. If you’re riding a longboard, this manoeuvre – the ‘duck dive’, won’t work. Longboards are thick and more buoyant than shortboards so duck diving under the waves is not possible, instead there is a simple method that will get you past the break easier – this method is called by some, the ‘turtle roll’. As the name suggests, you will ‘roll’ your board to avoid the pressure of the breaking...

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How to Duck Dive

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In order to avoid getting smashed by the waves an advanced technique to learn is how to duck dive. The duck dive is a way to get under the waves easily and efficiently- but it’s not easy to begin with. As stated by Nick Carroll from surfline.com, it is a natural, fluid motion that mimics the way we get under waves when swimming. “To best understand a duckdive, you should go for a swim in the ocean. No board, nothing. Just swim out toward a broken wave and dive under it. While you're doing this, think about what you're doing. First you go down, right? Then as the foam passes overhead, you're kinda parallel to the surface. Then once the foam has passed, you tilt up, back to the surface....

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How to choose the right Surfboard

How to choose the right Surfboard

The criteria on how to choose a surfboard is very straightfoward, it's always important to consider buying a surfboard that is gonna fit your local surf conditions and when in doubt, ask for help. When figuring out how to choose the right surfboard it's important not to stray away and buy a board beyond your experience level. Having some experience with other sports like wakeboarding or snowboarding can drastically speed up how quickly you pick up surfing. As surfboard technology continues to improve, shapers and surfers alike are constantly pushing the envelope of what's possible in the sport. For someone just learning to surf, the wide variety...

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How To: Remove Wax from the Surfboard

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Surfboard wax is a way for surfers to avoid slipping off the board when riding a wave. Generally speaking it is important to remove the wax after each surfing session. Old wax can get the surfboard dirty and affect the performance of surfers if it loses its stickiness. Whether you are too lazy or are unsure it is important to remove the wax after each session to keep the surfboard from losing shelf-life.   On a hot sunny day typically you can leave the board out in the sun and the wax will naturally soften up and be ready to...

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